Okay, lets find some common ground. I grew up on a farm in a small, Midwest town. We had an open gun cabinet full of guns. Even had the gun rack in my pickup window w/ rifles. I am not interested in taking your guns away.<quoted text>
I cannot agree to that.
So you are aware I am a very responsible gun owner. Why would it be acceptable to hold someone criminally responsible if they were not involved in the criminal act. There is a difference between criminal activity and negligence.......I don't think you really mean what you stated. Under this thought process the following would also be acceptable.
Driver of stolen vehicle involved in a hit and run accident. Two people killed, suspect not yet identified and at large. Owner of stolen vehicle has been charged with negligent homicide for allowing his vehicle to be stolen.
Would the second part of your statement infringe on my Constitutional rights. My questions would be. Would it be criminal to not have in possession a firearm that is registered to you? What probable cause would the government need to conduct a search and seizure? Would being forced to prove that I am still in possession of a firearm be self incriminating?
I am interested in finding some resolution to the embarrassing gun violence statistic in the US. I assume you are as well. I also assume that you agree throwing more guns into the equations is not likely to reduce the statistic.
What solution, or even partial solution, do you propose?